World Fair of Paris 1889

Centenary of the French Revolution

May 6, 1889 - October 31, 1889


* Official name: Exposition Universelle de 1889, Paris
* Category: Universal Exhibition
* Circumstance: centenary of the French Revolution
* Inauguration on 5 May by President Carnot.
* Duration: from 6 May to 31 October 1889 (180 days)
* Geographical location: the Champ de Mars, the Esplanade des Invalides, the Colline de Chaillot and the banks of the Seine;
* Area: 96 hectares, 60 of which are reserved for buildings
* Emblem: the Eiffel Tower, the Hall of Machines
* Commissioners-General: the Ministers of Trade and Industry, Edouard Lockroy and David Dautresme, and, during the Exhibition, Pierre Tirard
* Commissioner of the art exhibitions: Antonin Proust
* Chief architect of the site: Joseph-Antoine Bouvard
* Exhibitors: 61,722, including 33,937 French
* Pavilions: Three French pavilions, 24 thematic pavilions, 18 colonial pavilions, 35 national pavilions, 30 private pavilions
* Visitors: 32,250,000
* Entrance fee: 1 Franc
* Expenditure: 41,500,000 Francs
* Income: 49,500,000 Francs
* Profits: 8,000,000 Francs
* Classification: 9 groups and 83 categories
* Prizes awarded: 33,889, including 953 Grand Prix